Assassination movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant assassination movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with assassination, murder, assassin, deadly, death, conspiracy, dialogue, runaway, violence and storytelling plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
assassination movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as assassination: Nick of Time (1995), Assassins (1995), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), 11.22.63 (2016), Z (1969), The Parallax View (1974), Salt (2010), Assassin's Creed (2016), Death of a President (2006), Anthropoid (2016).

List of assassination movies

Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, train station, accountant, terrorism, murder, assassination plot, one day, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, west indies ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, terrorism, military, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, al qaeda, 9/11, terrorist group, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2005, year 2003 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, conspiracy, historical event, escapades, period piece, time, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: assassination, politics, military, political corruption, police, government, cia, journalism, courtroom drama, photojournalist, liberal, protest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
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Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, lone hero, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, terrorism, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, manhattan new york city ...
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Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: assassination, secret society, assassin, time travel, chase, adventure, parkour, memory, imaginary, secret identity, changing the past or future, brotherhood ...
Time: ancient history, 15th century, year 1986, 2010s
Place: spain, texas, london
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, false accusation, map, sniper, crime, head of state, special agents, legal investigation, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, near future
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, north korea, iran ...
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Biography, History, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: intense, factual, emotional, realistic, clever ...
Plot: assassination, third reich, female protagonist, nazi, assassin, betrayal, friendship between men, suspicion, conspiracy, repression, nazi occupation, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: prague, germany, prague czechoslovakia, central europe, prague czech republic ...
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, political conspiracy, assassination, investigation, kennedy assassination, cia, fighting the system, political corruption, government, evidence, legal investigation, district attorney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, kennedy assassination, fbi, doctors and patients, society, state affairs, americana, deadly, secret service, power relations, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
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Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, sniper, danger, interpol, cia, fist fighting, assassination, killer, secret identity, chases and races, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, istanbul turkey, st. petersburg russia ...
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, civil war, trial, boarding house, legal, death sentence, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, danger, rivalry, spy, boat chase, government agency, secret agents, family in danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, washington d.c., maryland, scotland yard ...
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The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: assassination, exile, leadership, manhunt, rise and fall, political conspiracy, chases and races, state affairs, folk hero, on the run, political intrigue, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: mexico, russia, latin america
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Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, vengeance, hindu, massacre, revenge, muslim, riot, political unrest, crimes, deadly, chaos and mayhem, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: asia, india, middle east, pakistan
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Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, pub, murder, political corruption, assassination attempt, crime, uncover truth, frame up, police corruption, political conspiracy, political intrigue, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico
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Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, drug cartel, politics, violence, espionage, president, ambush ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
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The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, parents and children, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, planned murder, attempted murder, danger, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, one man army, martial arts, ninja, assassin, revenge, gory, haunted by the past, vengeance, punishment, master warrior, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: china, asia, berlin germany, japan
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The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, assassination, investigation, double agent, crime, deadly, ex law enforcer, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, washington d.c., paris france, russia
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: military, sniper, nazism, war, assassination, friendship, battle zone, trap, heroes, deadly, german, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: assassination, head of state, usa president, hitman, americana, deadly, state affairs, obsession, gallows, barn, portrait, compass ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, maryland, illinois, cleveland ohio, philadelphia ...
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Noon Sunday (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Guam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, island, heroes, mercenary, intrigue, leadership, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, agent ...
Time: 70s
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Caligula (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome's mad Emporer. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his ...
Style: erotic, sexual, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, intrigue, brutality, assassination, ancient rome, unsimulated sex, sadism, betrayal, sexual relations, state affairs, violence, incest ...
Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, assassin, cia, sniper, political conspiracy, politics, frame up, anti capitalism, government agency, head of state, uncover truth, chases and races ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
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Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Bob Lee Swagger is an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Based on the best-selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the 2007 Paramount film ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: assassination, based on movie, soldier, sniper, conspiracy, agent, betrayal, family, fbi, wanted man, police, murder ...
Place: afghanistan, usa
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The Ghost (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A novelist struggling with writer's block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration -- fully unaware that he is being set up to take the blame for a murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating
Plot: frame up, intrigue, journalism, crimes, assassination, hitman, stalking, murder, danger, dishonesty, ghost, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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